I love Philly.
I really do.
For some reason Philly does not like me.
Or rather they do not like my Honda.
I don't know why.
How could you hate a car with its very own mustache?
Somehow Philly has found it in its heart to seek out and ticket my car whenever possible.
I got my first ticket in the beginning of June and contested it.
I got my second ticket at the end of June and paid it.
Then two weeks ago at the doctors I was 5 mins late to the meter and boom: ticket.
Then yesterday at 2:19am I got my FOURTH parking ticket.
They said I wasn't parked 15' from a fire hydrant.
To say I was raging against the machine would be an understatement.
I LOVE YOU PHILLY.
Why you gotta play me like that?
It has gotten so out of hand that when I call home Tim has started answering the phone,
"Philadelphia Parking Services"
to which I reply:
"Too soon Tim. Too soon."
It is bumming me out.
Barb told me I need to "lay off the tickets."
Trust me home girl.
In other news...
I am proud to introduce my new dog.
His name is Teddy.
He's about 5 years old and a labrodoodle.
Although he will never be Petey
He is still perfect for me.
I went to meet him today and here's how I knew it was true love:
1. The lady boarding him said he needed to go on a diet because after he eats his meal he samples from the other dogs' bowls. I let her know that he and I are a lot alike in that respect.
2. I fed him some hotdog and after he got his back scratched went and laid down and promptly fell asleep.
That is exactly what I do after every meal I eat as well.
What I'm trying to tell you all is that I found myself in dog form.
I go and pick him up on August 12th and take him back to Harrisonburg with me.
I think it'll be nice to be able to come home to that face everyday.
So although I'm sure my car is getting ticketed as I write this post, I have something to smile about.
A new buddy!
In closing: If you know of a Philadelphia cop or meter cop or a mall cop at this point that is looking for a date let me know. I'm trying to holler at him so I can slide my tickets his direction after date #2.
(Yes I'll wait until the second date...I'm a lady after all.)
And I mean if he happens to fall in love with me then you know whatever.
If you need a picture reference of me for your meter male use this one:
Please & Thank you.